Module Identifier MMM1910  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Mr Nicholas Perdikis  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Steven Phillip Partridge  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours of lectures and classes  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam One 3,000 word report100%
Supplementary Exam One 3,000 word report100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:


To provide students with subject specific skills, ie, the principla issues involved in managing interntional companies, in particular, strategic, organisational, cultural and ethical issues. To provide students with transferable skills - communication skills, etc.

Brief description

Introduction. Formulative international strategies. International maufacturing and R & D activities. HRM issues. Ethics. Postscript.


Introduction and identification of contemporary issues in the global economy
Strategic perspective: internationalisation and growth strategies
Organisational models to support global strategies
Cross-cultural challenges of international business
Ethical issues in international business
Global HRM issues

Transferable skills

Students following this module will enhance note taking skills, report writing skills, reinforce time management. The inclusion of web sites and encouragement to use the library will enhance IT and research skills.

Reading Lists

Kerr W A and Perdikis, N (2003) The Economics of International Business Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade
Stonehouse, G, et al (2000) Global and Transnational Business Wiley
Charles W L Hill (2002) Global business today Postscript 2003 with CD, Maps and Powerweb 2nd edition. McGraw-Hill
Richard M Hodgetts and Fred Luthans (2002) International management: culture, strategy and behaviour 5th edition. McGraw-Hill


This module is at CQFW Level 7